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Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
By PAUL BEDARD | DECEMBER 15, 2013 AT 11:45 AM



Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has had the best year of any Republican and virtually anyone in the world, ranking third in Rasmussen Report’s new poll of the of the “most influential” people in the world, behind Pope Francis and President Obama.

In the new poll, Cruz, who made headlines for trying to dismantle Obamacare, was the pick for the most influential of 11 percent. The pope was tops at 23 percent, Obama second at 21 percent.

Among Republicans, Cruz was second behind the pope, with 19 percent calling the freshman senator and Tea Party leader the world’s most influential leader. Just 9 percent of Republicans said the same thing of Obama.

Two other Republicans on Rasmussen’s list, House Speaker John Boehner and newly reelected New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, tied at 3 percent.


Rasmussen: Whom do you consider the most influential person in 2013?

23% Pope Francis

21% Barack Obama

11% Ted Cruz

8% Edward Snowden

4% Vladimir Putin

3% John Boehner

3% Chris Christie

2% Miley Cyrus

2% Kate Middleton

1% Angela Merkel

1% Malala Yousafzai

1% Kathleen Sebelius

0% Bashar Assad

0% Kanye West

0% Lebron James

0% George Zimmerman

12% Some other person

9% Not sure

NOTE: Margin of Sampling Error, +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2013, 01:56:20 PM »
It appears the GOPe is picking on the wrong guy. It will cost them.

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2013, 01:56:58 PM »
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2013, 02:06:42 PM »
It appears the GOPe is picking on the wrong guy. It will cost them.

LOL!!!  Nobody is "picking" on Ted Cruz.  He learned his lesson.  He has made no effort to shutdown the government over the budget.

Rookie mistakes are forgiveable. 
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2013, 02:09:53 PM »
LOL!!!  Nobody is "picking" on Ted Cruz.  He learned his lesson.  He has made no effort to shutdown the government over the budget.

Rookie mistakes are forgiveable.

Cruz made no mistakes to be forgiven. The GOPe has a lot of lessons to learn, but as long as they put themselves first, they won't learn a darn thing.

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2013, 05:45:48 PM »
This poll is obviously invalid since Chris Matthews isn't on it. :silly:
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
LOL!!!  Nobody is "picking" on Ted Cruz.  He learned his lesson.  He has made no effort to shutdown the government over the budget.

Rookie mistakes are forgiveable.

My goodness, you'd think Boehner could scrape together more than a paltry 3% after that big victory lap he took last week.  At least he aced out Miley Cyrus. :silly:
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2013, 07:20:14 PM »
Cruz made no mistakes to be forgiven. The GOPe has a lot of lessons to learn, but as long as they put themselves first, they won't learn a darn thing.

Certainly he did.  Why didn't he try to shutdown the government again over the budget? 

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2013, 07:30:46 PM »
Certainly he did.  Why didn't he try to shutdown the government again over the budget?

He never tried to shut down the government in the first place, though you blame him, instead of the real culprits.

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2013, 07:44:25 PM »
He never tried to shut down the government in the first place, though you blame him, instead of the real culprits.

Yep! Why does he continue to to attempt to perpetuate that myth?
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #10 on: December 16, 2013, 07:50:23 PM »
He never tried to shut down the government in the first place, though you blame him, instead of the real culprits.

Yes he did.  He knew what he was doing, and he knew what his actions would do.

You and others here are in denial about who was blamed for the shutdown by the voters.  Cruz and Lee are very very quiet right now.

They won't pull the shutdown strategy again.
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #11 on: December 16, 2013, 07:53:32 PM »


They won't pull the shutdown strategy again.



Won't be a need for that again.   Obamacare is digging that hole just fine.....
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #12 on: December 16, 2013, 07:59:06 PM »
Yes he did.  He knew what he was doing, and he knew what his actions would do.

You and others here are in denial about who was blamed for the shutdown by the voters.  Cruz and Lee are very very quiet right now.

They won't pull the shutdown strategy again.

You are the one in denial. You appear to approve the status quo instead of working to make things better. We are slipping fast, and I don't picture the GOP bringing us out of the mess we are in. They can't do it without conservatives, but they aren't doing a darn thing to help the situation, except insult them.

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #13 on: December 16, 2013, 08:03:27 PM »
You and others here are in denial about who was blamed for the shutdown by the voters.

Uh, no. We are perfectly aware of who got blamed. We are also aware of who was really responsible: Obama & Reid; who created the myth as to who caused the shutdown: the Liberal MSM; and, who fell for the MSM's propaganda: you.
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #14 on: December 16, 2013, 08:07:30 PM »
You are the one in denial. You appear to approve the status quo instead of working to make things better. We are slipping fast, and I don't picture the GOP bringing us out of the mess we are in. They can't do it without conservatives, but they aren't doing a darn thing to help the situation, except insult them.

Not all conservatives are Tea Party conservatives.  Like Ronald Reagan, some conservatives are willing to get what we can when we can get it, then work to get more later.

Without the Senate and the presidency, the options are limited.
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #15 on: December 16, 2013, 08:09:23 PM »
You and others here are in denial about who was blamed for the shutdown by the voters.

Uh, no. We are perfectly aware of who got blamed. We are also aware of who was really responsible: Obama & Reid; who created the myth as to who caused the shutdown: the Liberal MSM; and, who fell for the MSM's propaganda: you.

The point is: It does not matter.  In this instance (as in all things political), perception is reality.  The perception is Cruz, Lee and the Republicans shut down the government. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #16 on: December 16, 2013, 08:13:43 PM »
Truth does not matter? How interesting.

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 Exactly what I was thinking while he was on National TV yesterday saying that "The Republicans had shut down the government."

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2013, 12:19:43 AM »
You can take comfort knowing the truth.  To the masses, the Republicans have been tarred with that brush.  Perception/Reality. 
For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2013, 12:40:18 AM »
You can take comfort knowing the truth.  To the masses, the Republicans have been tarred with that brush.  Perception/Reality.

It doesn't help for Republicans to repeat something that is not true because the media has the perception out there of a falsehood, instead it behooves us all to tell the facts and when a site such as this is so easily searchable on google it falls to us posters to only post facts, not perceptions.
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #19 on: December 17, 2013, 07:45:12 AM »
Rap, I understand.  But precious few are engaged like you and me.  In politics, perception is everything.  It is a parallel universe where the narrative is distorted and bent to fit the "reality" of the poorly informed and ignorant. 

You are also right that sites like this help.  But how do you overcome the idiots like McCain who are wearing the right color jerseys but tackle their own teammates?  I am not waiving the surrender flag but damn...
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For the progressive, there is very little to love about the United States. Washington, Jefferson, Madison? A bunch of rotten slaveholders, hypocrites, and cowards even when their hearts were in the right places. The Declaration of Independence? A manifesto for the propertied classes. The Constitution? An artifact of sexism and white supremacy. The sacrifices in the great wars of the 20th century? Feeding the poor and the disenfranchised into the meat-grinder of imperialism. The gifts of Carnegie, Rockefeller, Vanderbilt, Morgan, Astor? Blood money from self-aggrandizing robber barons. Nat Rev

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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #20 on: December 17, 2013, 07:49:47 AM »
Rap, I understand.  But precious few are engaged like you and me.  In politics, perception is everything.  It is a parallel universe where the narrative is distorted and bent to fit the "reality" of the poorly informed and ignorant.

Not to fit their reality. Create it.

Source amnesia is a wonderful tool for creating impressions. It's why headline, strapline and screen crawl writers are more highly paid than regular journalists.
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« Reply #21 on: December 17, 2013, 08:00:25 AM »


Source amnesia is a wonderful tool for creating impressions. It's why headline, strapline and screen crawl writers are more highly paid than regular journalists.




Hmmmm.....didn't know that.  But it makes sense....if by 'journalists' you include news readers.  People with attractive packaging who can read.
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« Reply #22 on: December 17, 2013, 08:12:41 AM »

Hmmmm.....didn't know that.  But it makes sense....if by 'journalists' you include news readers.  People with attractive packaging who can read.

Those aren't journalists. Think of the people you sometimes see behind them, the men and women researching and typing away on their computers. They write the stories, but the headline author is king. She (oddly, for a very male dominated profession, the headliners are usually women) has to pull you in to a news story in 10 words or less. How she phrases it will affect both if you read/listen to the story and how you read it.

Take the headline on this very thread. "most influential" was not put in quotes by accident. We call them scare quotes for a reason.
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« Reply #23 on: December 17, 2013, 08:19:04 AM »
Those aren't journalists. Think of the people you sometimes see behind them, the men and women researching and typing away on their computers. They write the stories, but the headline author is king. She (oddly, for a very male dominated profession, the headliners are usually women) has to pull you in to a news story in 10 words or less. How she phrases it will affect both if you read/listen to the story and how you read it.

Take the headline on this very thread. "most influential" was not put in quotes by accident. We call them scare quotes for a reason.

As an aside.....I laugh at people who go out and buy a 55 inch HDTV....and during the news...by the time they add the graphic, logo, time, etc., .and scrawling banner at the bottom.....you end up with a 21 inch viewing area.   LOL!
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Re: Poll: Ted Cruz 3rd 'most influential' world leader, behind pope, Obama
« Reply #24 on: December 17, 2013, 08:34:40 AM »
Actually, #2 is Valerie Jarrett.
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